Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sometimes it takes two ladders to get the job done.
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This is a good example of what power washing can do. At the right distance it removes caked in dirt and mold from wood decks and fences without damaging the actual wood. All this fence needs now is to be sealed with a waterproofing mix and its good as new.
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Front of house painted on Capitol Hill before selling. I like choosing a good color for front doors because it makes the entry way stand out and adds a nice complement to the other colors. This place sold in under a month!
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Finally posting a profile pic of in front of a finished product. We got this home a new paint job in a week and ready for sale on Capitol Hill. - RP
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This Capitol Hill front door was formerly red but the blue turned out great. I really like the antique door handle too. RP.
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Old iron steps with multiple layers of paint peeling. Take a look at the finished product in the post below.
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Iron stairs after painted. Two coats of Rustoleum glossy black. They look like new!
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This door and door frame were white and went glossy black. It provides more of a classy contrast with the red brick. House on Capitol Hill.
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Restoration Painting contact information.

If you're interested in my painting services and would like a free estimate on interior or exterior work, contact me at 202.595.4622 or gwasson77@gmail.com. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Gregory Wasson 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Another angle on this striped wall. The two toned colors are subtle in contrast but visualing pleasing. I definitely liked the result of the stripes in this room. Its a small room but now feels spacious.
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Tile work. Definitely do-able but takes some getting used to. I cut a cabinet in half for a client and then added new tile to the left of the counter top to make the transition as seamless as possible. I'll post a pick of the final finished product with his new wood block top. Looks great now and opened up this small kitchen a lot. Gw
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House I painted in Eckington last year. Whew, this was a big project and required an insanely tall ladder. I really like the structure of the house with the castle turret, porch columns, weathered cedar shingles, and white trim shingles - very unique with a lot of character.
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Another pick of the Silver Sage color in an interior living room.
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Finished product. The runner and spindles went white to compliment the other white trim. It looks great without comprimising the beauty of the natural wood stairs.
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I really like the natural wood look but sometimes adding a touch of white trim really freshens things up. Just remember, once you paint over wood, it's time consuming to go back to the natural look so make sure you really want to do it.
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The finished white trim adds a strong contrast with the wall color, lightens up the room up, and looks classic. You stay classy.
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natural wood door frame before.
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I painted this home in DC a few years back for a wonderful couple. The client selected the paint scheme and it turned out very well. Don't be afraid to use multiple complimentary colors on the exterior of a house. And notice how your eye is drawn to the strong rust orange color on the shutters and trim.
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Silver Sage(Restoration Hardware) used in interior entry way and living room. Goes great with the white trim and brick. I really like this color.
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Stripes.

With any small room stripes add a touch of class and make the room feel more spacious. This interior studio office looks incredible after a drab beginning. I used the new "Frog Tape" to outline all the edges before painting. Don't use regular masking tape when attempting stripes. I've had lots of trouble with it before - paint leaking through the seams and it pulls paint off when removing. I recommend good blue painter's tape or the green Frog Tape. It's a little pricey but worth it.

Introduction to Blog.

Hey Restoration Painting fans and followers,

Through this blog I hope to keep you updated on my past and current projects as well as offer helpful advice as you tackle some painting projects on your own. Thanks for stopping by.

Greg